• On Aug 27, 2018
    Lesley from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How would you rank the moderate resorts? We are traveling with 7 adults and 4 children ages 4-7. Trying to pick the best one that fits our needs.

    Hi Lesley,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am delighted to hear that you are planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort with a larger crew. I am sending lots of patience your way as you plan!

    My favorite moderate resort hotel is Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside with Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter coming in a very close second. Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside has the most beautiful grounds, a fabulous main pool area and a playground. This resort hotel speaks tranquility and I absolutely love that after a long day at the theme parks. And, as Princess Tiana fan, I adore the Royal Guest Rooms at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. On my last visit this June, I took several walks to Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter. The walk along the river is just gorgeous!

    With a party that large, you will definitely need to make advanced dining reservations. So, if you have not done so already, go ahead and decide which restaurants you wish to experience. If you have not considered purchasing a dining plan, I would also suggest one. Given the ages of your little ones, I think the Disney Dining Plan would be a good value. To determine if we will actually save money, I estimate the cost of meals at restaurants we wish to experience using the view menu option on restaurant web pages. I then add in cost estimates for two snacks per night of stay, beverages at each meal and the drinks acquired in the resort refillable mug.

    Lesley, I am sending lots of pixie dust your way hoping that you have the trip of a lifetime!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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